RecognizeGood will honor Kelli Saldaña with the 80th RecognizeGood® Legend award in a presentation to take place at Virginia L. Brown Recreation Center (7500 Blessing Avenue, Austin TX 78752) beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday November 29, 2018. During this event, RecognizeGood will make a $1,000 pay-it-forward donation to University Hills Optimist Club in Kelli’s name.
Most of us would have a hard time accomplishing in our day jobs what Kelli Saldaña has achieved as a volunteer! Serving in virtually every capacity possible over 12 years of volunteering with University Hills Optimist Club, Kelli has been instrumental in showing thousands of girls the importance of teamwork and sportsmanship. Starting as a team mom with the Little Miss Kickball program, Kelli has become invaluable to the University Hills Optimist Club and is now serving as president. Throughout all the hard work, perhaps the most significant sign of Kelli’s impact lies in the relationships she forms with players and their families. She attends school and community functions in which the girls are involved, year-round, and her influence has helped many realize self-worth and discover what they can do for others themselves.
As a 2018 Legend, Kelli is now eligible to participate in RecognizeGood’s Say Thanks Austin campaign, an annual event which presents Central Texas with a unique opportunity to say “thank you” to a group of remarkable individuals who contribute their time and talents to our community. The participant with the most Thank You votes receives a pay-it-forward donation of $10,000 to the nonprofit of their choice.